We're often asked by developers at hackathons and code days what kinds of apps they should write for Pebble. It’s a great question and in an attempt to begin answering it, we decided to publish a list of ideas and use cases that we would love to see our developers tackling.
We hope that this list provides you with ideas, inspiration, and a glimpse into what we hope to see more of in the future. If you have any suggestions for ideas or categories we should add to this list, please fill out this form and let us know what you think!
If you want to show us what you're working on, reach out to us. We'd love to provide feedback, connect developers to each other, showcase cool apps in our developer newsletter, and even sponsor some amazing projects.
When you’re on the move, the last thing you want to do is take out your phone.
We think about this in two categories: Navigation & Public Transit
Knowing when to take that left turn usually only requires a few well timed glances. How can Pebble help you get from point A to point B in a way that’s simple and efficient?
Our Pebblers in the SF Bay Area rave about the Caltrain app, which gives us the closest Caltrain station, time until the next train, and future train schedules. It has simplified our morning commute dramatically and lets us keep our phones in our pockets at the right time. How awesome would it be if Pebblers all over the world were able to have that same luxury? Can we incorporate the Pebble timeline into that experience?
A personal trainer on your wrist
When you’re at the gym, it’s a pain to constantly pull out your phone to figure out which exercise comes next, track your reps and time, and log what you did. There are some great timers, stopwatches, running & biking trackers, and rep counters out there, but we haven’t yet seen the whole package come together.
Get rid of all those extra cards, apps, and keychains
Aren’t you tired of carrying around a giant wallet or keeping track of a bunch of paper tickets? As the device that’s always on you (and always on), Pebble has the potential to replace all that clutter. How cool would it be to walk into your favorite retailer, concert, sports game, pharmacy, or gas station and have to do nothing but flash your magic wrist-wand? Pretty cool.
Working with Eventbrite made a lot of sense - get events on your Pebble timeline and launch your tickets right from your wrist. How can we get everyone’s tickets and cards onto their wrists?
What's happening in your city tonight?
Timeline is a great place to see your own events, but what about the ones you have yet to discover? Imagine all the coolest events in your area landing right on your timeline. We love using services like Eventbrite, Meetup, Songkick, and Bandsintown to discover what’s going on near us — how can we bring this to Pebble?
Communicate with other Pebblers without taking out your phone
Simply put - Pebblers are awesome, and awesome people should stick together. How cool would it be if you could communicate with other Pebblers without even needing a phone? Boopy is an awesome start - how far can we take this?
Pebblers are busy people who get stuff done
With timeline as a core experience on the Pebble Time and the Voice API coming soon, we’re excited to see how developers can make Pebble the ultimate tool for productivity.
Ever played Pixel Miner? That’s one we can never put down….
Whether it’s about trivia, flapping birds, or paper planes, we’d love to see more games in the appstore that endlessly entertain Pebblers and keep them coming back for more.
Forget those remotes, switches, keys, and outlets — control and monitor your home with your watch
Studies show over 80% of Americans have at some point in their life misplaced one of the above. With more of your home getting smarter and more connected, Pebble can become the primary controller and monitor for everything. Leaf is an awesome example -- let’s keep it going.
Pebble unlocks what matters
Authenticator has shown us the power of Pebble for easy two factor authentication. Whether it’s for physical or digital spaces, a watch that’s always on you is the perfect tool to keep what matters safe. Let’s see what else Pebble can unlock...
Businesses can't ignore wearables either...
Wearables provide a new, meaningful way for consumers to interface with services, retailers, and brands. At the same time, employees and managers have a newfound ability to notify, organize, coordinate, and learn from one another. The grass is green and the sky’s the limit.
Making 'on-demand' even faster
People expect food, rides, dates, and just about anything else faster and on-demand. Pebble is always with you, always on, and always a button click away from something awesome.
Let’s give Pebble a few more superpowers…
Pebblers want to stay on top of what's happening
The watch is a great place to consume little bits of information. News, political events, music releases, entertainment, or anything else that matters - we’d love to see how Pebble can help.
Let’s keep people in the know about what’s happening in the world, wherever they are.
Maybe you even want to find ways to time-travel into the future? We’re listening.
Pebble at its core is a damn good watch
Time is the essence of everything we do here at Pebble. We’ve seen all sorts of awesome watchfaces -- dynamic, digital, analog, weather... but there’s always more that can be done. If you can think up and create new, innovative ways to tell time, we’re interested.
Anything pique your interest? We certainly hope so! Fire up your emulators, get building, and let’s #makeawesomehappen together.
Don't forget, we have some pretty cool design and interaction guides to help you out.
Off you go!